Maritime History

Just About Me - Captain Leo Parks Corkum

Langille Shipbuilders: Built at Mahone Bay

History of the County of Lunenburg, 2nd Edition 1895, p. 475-476

Brief History of the Langille Shipbuilders

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Halifax to Lunenburg Maritime Immigration - June 1753

Arriving on JUNE 8th & 17th, 1753.  

Approximately 1453 passengers & 158 armed troops on board.

Now it is my opinion that these Sloops would average about 60' x 24' and the Schooners about 65' x 16' and each would be capable of transporting from 40 to 60 persons and the voyage from Halifax to Lunenburg that took approximately 12 hours (with a fair wind).  It is also my opinion that these ships were mostly from the Eastern Seaboard and principally Massachusetts and Virginia.

Russell Langille - Former Dory Champs Parade Marshalls

A History and Genealogy of the South Shore Langilles of Nova Scotia

Oakland, N.S.: - The Nova Scotia Fisheries Exhibition parade will have two outstanding Lunenburg County men as parade marshals.  Russell Langille (I4177) of Oakland and Lloyd Heisler of Rouse Island.  Former dory rowing champions Lloyd Heisler and Russell Langille have been teammates since 1934.  When they first started dory racing Mr. Heisler was in the stern and Mr. Langille in the middle, but they soon realized the dory was not trimmed tight as she was down too far in the stern because Mr. Heisler being heavier than Mr. Langille.  The two men changed places in the dory and success soon followed.  They raced in 27 races together and were never defeated.

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Charles Russell Langille International Dory Racing

A History and Genealogy of the South Shore Langilles of Nova Scotia By, Stewart C. Langille

Charles Russell Langille of Oakland, N.S. and Lloyd Heisler of Rouse Island, N.S. are undefeated International Dory Racing CHAMPIONS. Russell was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sports "Hall of Fame" in October 1982.